dell insipiron 531
amd athlon 64x2 dual core 5000+ 2.61 ghz
2.0 gb ram
32bit sp2 vista
dell SE198WFP monitor
brought in aug 2007 .
nvidia 8300gs ( currently not working)
hello everyone i'm new to this forum and not a complete computer novice.
I'm looking to upgrade my current graphics card which has failed. i don't play computer games and i only use it to browse for movies and other media.
They are quite expensive but i've sort of narrowed it down to the nvidia 8800gs. http://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=455...
will this be sufficient or is there a better version? will this work on my system?
please any help,direction, pointers will be appreciated
the 8300gs came as an oem with the computer. I've not changed anything from the time i brought it because it's been working fine until now.
Because it is almost a 4yr computer i didn't want to spend so much on it incase it breaks down again and money is a bit of a constraint.
I'm quite impressed with your recommendation but my question is will i get the most out of it with my current spec 2.0 gb ram or will i have to get an upgrade on anything else?
thank you once again
2 gig is fine, even for running many games. If the PC does break down, you can move the video card to the new one, it's pretty modern. So don't worry about overspending, that video card will be good for movies and games for a few years at least.